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Painting Roof Shingles

Updated: Sep 15

Painting asphalt roof shingles is a common practice among homeowners seeking to prolong the longevity of their roofing. However, it's essential to be aware of the potential risks and considerations associated with this practice. Asphalt shingles are composed of petroleum and asphalt components, necessitating adequate ventilation. Before embarking on painting, it is strongly advised to use paints, coatings, and methods that have received approval from the manufacturer or a licensed roofing contractor. Failure to do so could potentially void the warranty and result in non-compliance with Florida Building codes (R4402.10.17.1).

Improperly coated shingles can trap moisture, leading to damage to the underlying building materials. Moreover, the application of paint or coating may conceal defects or pre-existing damage. Typically, painted shingles are found on older roofs nearing the end of their lifespan. Prospective buyers should exercise caution when encountering painted roofs, as they may require a closer inspection to uncover potential issues. all content of this blog are copyright protected ©

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